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ireland, no less, with bill clinton starting right now. >>> back to college with barack obama. let's play "hardball."\ >>> back to college with barack obama. let's play "hardball.">>> back obama. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in dublin, traveling this week with former president bill clinton. leading off tonight, mr. october, can president obama recapture some of that old 2008 magic? it certainly looked that way last night when 26,000 supporters turned to out for his rally in madison, wisconsin. more, by some estimates, than he drew during his campaign. he is become on the trail today again in iowa and in virginia and if, if he can close the enthusiasm gap, the democrats may be looking at a sweeter november. plus, sharron angle's habit of denying what she said on tape. we will listen to the denials and then go to the videotape. love this job. >>> also, i just went spent the entire day here on the irish isle with bill clinton and got a chance to talk to him about america's positive role in the world these days and what a former president can get done. our new n
ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. ask yourself this. how appropriate is it for clinton to be backseat driving obama when he's wrestled over the same thing happening to him. also, finish the following sentence. the tea party is a, tearing apart the republican party or b, energizing the gop and opening up an enthusiasm gap. with democrat, the answer may tell us a lot. a and wait until you hear what eliot spitzer has to say about andrew cuomo. but of course, the "side show" is the lead today. in nevada, it's silly season. john raulsen and von berger, the politics editor for msnbc.com. look, we got to start with what happened on capitol hill. here's an exchange between john conniers and steven colbert today. let's listen. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. >> that is correct. >> thank you very much. >> von, let me start with you. you've been doing thi
's list" at 3:00, 4:00, and 8:00. here's wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >> bill clinton points a finger at the person he says flaked out in the mid-east peace process. and the former president warns democrats not to play games and answer as personal health question that a lot of people are asking right now. plus, defeat for lady gaga. another gay-rights activist, the senate fails to move forward with legislation that would end, don't ask, don't tell. what do opponents of the military policy do now? and a new lightning rod of the tea party politics movement fights a group that says she's a crook. we're investigating the allegations against christine o'donnell. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a warning today from israel's chief, that a new round of violence could explode. i spoke today with a veteran of middle east diplomacy. the former president of the united states bill clinton holding the conference in new york city. we covered a wide range of topics. first, listen to his take on whether the israelis and palestinians are finally ready to give peace a chan
. he's not even trying. this guy, jerry brown and bill clinton, these guys just hate each other and impacting that race. >> here's my guess, although bill clinton is now in the middle of that race spiritually, my guess is physically, corporately, he may not be at jerry brown's side campaigning on his behalf before november 2nd. >> jerry brown, i forgot this, he refused to endorse bill clinton in 1992, after clinton had locked down the nomination. >> it's true. >> jerry brown, the first guy to bring up whitewater. jerry brown, a guy that bill clinton, just to set the back story, remember the '92 debate, where clinton gets read -- how dare you attack my wife? before we get to the news. >> it's primary day -- >> hold on. i got you guys some gifts, really quickly. >> oh. >> tuscaloosa. this is tailgating in tuscaloosa, for willie geist. >> i love it. >> we may not win them all but we've never lost a party. this is for willie geist. >> that's great, actually, i like it. >> then i have this for chris. since he's in the control room. >> that will wash him out. >> i will give this to ha
of the president. everybody knows that harry truman and bill clinton confronted congress and made a lot of hay out of those confrontations. but would people oftentimes forget is that both of those presidents gave a lot of ground. it was sometimes not voluntarily, but, in bill clinton's case in particular, he made a concerted effort to move toward the republicans and sometimes even substantively. he confronted part of the time, but he was also flexible and was able to declare the area of big government being over, and was able to sign a welfare reform. they were able to endorse the idea of a balanced budget. hoover and grover cleveland, on the other hand, were much more rigid. they were not able to make those kinds of accommodations to the new majority. can obama make those kinds of accommodations? we do not know. i have a suspicion, based on his conduct so far, that he may not be as adaptable as bill clinton. he may be more rigid than bill clinton and not able to make the kind of adjustments that clinton made. the second possible set of analogies would be something like 1938 and 1966, where the op
. bill clinton pitching coach, former president clinton who outsmarted republicans who tried to make him a one-termer has political advice for obama. he said there's still time to for obama to hold off for republican title wave, but that the only way to stop it is to tell voters not to let disappointment cloud their judgment, that obama's got to explain that the economy is improving faster than most of the world, that he's got to be optimistic about the future of this country and make an argument about republican ideas being no good. he's got to nationalize the midterms the way newt did. and the president has to ask for two more years to get the job done. can this president pull off a popularity comeback in the way bill clinton did? that's our top story. plus, house republicans unveil their pledge to america today and it could be the biggest cover up since water gate. it showcases all the predictable soft cell proposals, but goes radio silent on the more radical ideas. the wild stuff about changing the constitution. and make no mistake, the fringe on the right will have a strong voice if
we'll see you again tomorrow night. i'm chris math use up in new york. bill clinton pitching coach, former president clinton who outsmarted republicans who tried to make him a one-termer has some political advice for president obama. he said there's still time to for obama to hold off for republican tidal wave but he says the only way to stop that republican wave is to tell voters not to let their disappointment cloud their judgment that obama's got plain to voters that our economy is improving faster than most of the worlds. that he's got to be optimistic about the future of this country and make the argument about republican ideas being no good. he's also got to nationalize the midterms in 1994. that's the advice today. and the president has to ask for two more years to get the job done. can this president pull off a popularity comeback in the way bill clinton did? that's our top story. plus, house republicans unveil their pledge to america today and it could be the biggest cover-up since watergate. it showcases all the predictable soft sell proposals but goes radio silent on the
. >>> former president bill clinton fighting for embattled democrats ahead of an election that could cost the party control of congress. this hour, his advice to president obama and candidates in peril. >>> also in our interview, clinton's take on the tea party. he is warning that underestimating the movement could be a huge mistake. >>> a lot of people want to know how clinton slimmed down for his daughter, chelsea's, wedding. stand by as he reveals his weight loss secret that he says is now a way of life. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama challenged the united nations this week to seize the moment and embrace middle east peace. he spoke at length about the conflict in his speech before the united nations general assembly on thursday. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians, but each of us has a responsibility to do our part as well. those of us that are friends of israel, to understand the true security for the jewish state requires >> the rights of the palestinia
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be obama's greatest presidential achievement, peace in the middle east. this week bill clinton joined hands with obama, touting him in advance of the big midterm elections. could there be a stronger role for the clintons after the election? we have arianna huffington. is the quote still taboo? we're talking witchcraft. we're talking christine o'donnell. our friend bill maher rebroadcast a clip of o'donnell from the show in which o'donnell said she once dabbled in witchcraft and went on a date with a satanic altar. what will the voters of delaware make of that? republican dale peterson of alabama said things like president obama hates america. you know, the usual stuff. this unthinking hatred of the president by right wingers and tea parters has gotten pretty far out. so far, how the democrats going to fight with it? speaking of screwball talk how about newt gingrich? he's out with the craziest chug-a-lugging the kool-aid and sounding like a paranoid or is he or talking a joaquin phoenix right now by pretending to be wild to fire up his brand-name. and let me finish tonight with what i saw t
-goer. that's all he's saying. he wasn't saying his mother was spiritual. let's go to bill clinton. he knew how to handle the bible belt. according to this new poll, he was liked by more than half the voters overall, very good numbers relatively, and he cleans up among independents. overwhelming numbers among independents. your thoughts, and then roger. >> i think that's absolutely startling. what's amazing is how it contrasts with barack obama's numbers among independents. roger was talking about the overall shape of this election, roger is absolutely right. the reason why he's right is because of independents abandoning barack obama in droves. it's like they have a residual feeling for the democratic party, but right now it's not for obama, so they transferred it back to bill clinton. clinton -- in a way bill clinton is leader -- it's he's still the leader of democratic party, and barack obama who got elected as an outsider is once again an outsider in his own party. >> well said. roger? >> i agree with that except one small point. one reason bill clinton is doing so well now is that he's
-- certainly bill clinton, ronald reagan had fathers with alcohol problems and overcame that. here he is with the approval of newt gingrich, going back and calling his father a drunk. what is the point. here's gibbs. here they are in response to this stuff. let's listen to robert gibbs. >> i think newt gingrich knows he's trying to, he's trying to appeal to the fringe of people who don't believe the president s born in this country. you would normally expect better, but look at his political season and most people will say anything and he does that on a regular basis. >> david, it seems to me that gingrich has a history of finding racist on the part of dividuals. he we want over sherrod. he referred to sotomayor as a woman latino woman racist. he seems to like to point that way. is this to give cover to something on his side? why is he also saying racist, racist,r racist, about minoritie minorities? >> it's something he didn't do as much of when he had a position of power. he did it when he was trying to get republicans back into power. he sees his job as getting on tv, getting argume
:00 p.m., my full interview with the former president, bill clinton, 6:00 p.m. eastern, the full interview with bill clinton. thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king usa" starts rights now. >> good evening, everyone. we begin with troubling numbers, new numbers for president obama and his democratic party. this is important, with the goal of better understanding just why things are taking a new shift in the republicans favor. 54% of americans disapprove of how president obama is handling his job. that's a new low for the president in our cnn polling. 53% tell us they plan to vote republican for congress. don't try telling that to the house speaker, nancy pelosi. >> i feel confident our members are the best spokespersons for their constituents. they know how to communicate with their districts and they are doing just that and they're doing just fine. >> don't believe the numbers, then how about this? remember that, the now iconic image of hope? it's the work of art irs shepherd ferry, who told people they wanted somebody who was going to fight aga
in britain? here's bill clinton with some advice for the democrats, and nobody does this better the center left thing than mr. bill. let's listen. >> i told the president last time i talked to him, i said, i don't think they're saying very many things they didn't say about me in '94. people just don't feel better and they're vulnerable. and the democrats need to say, this is what we did, this is what happened and this is what we're going to do. i think that their only chance here is to shake their own voters out of their apathy and respond to the legitimate voter anger by saying, what's going to happen in the next two years? what do we need to do and who's more likely to do it? if that is the question, they can win that fight and they'll do fine. if the election's about vote your mad, they won't do well. i just try to talk about what are we going to do. what are we going to do? i think the president is beginning to do that. >> arianna, if somebody wants the democrats to win the nomination -- i'm sorry hold the presidency next time. to do the good as you can in a bad economic time this comi
. e 2010 campaign ad generating the biggest zz features bill clinton attacking jerry brown 18 years ago. even president obama got in the flashback spirit today, campaigning like it was 1992. >> i feel your pain. >> and since the blast from the past is the theme de jure, how about the former house speaker newt gingrich and the perhaps future presidential candidate newt gingrich saying president obama's problem is that he h aa quote, a kenyan anti-colonial world view. the return of brown, clinton, and gingrich in a moment. plus, we'll go live o delaware to explore a huge tea party test in a big primary tomorrow. >>> but first, the campaign debate over what should happen when the big bush tax cuts adopted in 2001 expire at the end of this year. here to audit the tax cuts, freddy ballsair, j.c. watts, gloria borger, and joining us from new york, cnn political contributor and republican strategist, ed rollins and john avalon, also a cnn contributor, as well as senior political columnist for the daily beast. let's get straight to this tax fight. president obama went out to the fairfield,
about former president bill clinton. brown was criticizing a campaign ad that meg whitman, his opponent in the race, is airing. it features footage of bill clinton criticizing jerry brown when the two men were vying for the presidential nomination. in attacking that ad jerry brown made a reference to clinton's sex scandal. he questioned whether bill clinton told the truth. >> bill clinton was an excellent president. it was wrong of me to make joke about an incident from many, many years ago and i'm sorry for that. >> in that footage from 1992 bill clinton quotes a cnn report saying jerry brown raised taxes as governor of california. it's been discovered that the cnn report was inaccurate. brown campaign has called on meg whitman to stop running that commercial but they have refused. >>> the sick out is in response to recent changes including new requirements to work schedules, a new fee to parking and changes to the rules for calling in sick. >>> sal has breaking news. a water rescue is happening now. >> reporter: that's right. we've heard of a vessel this morning in richmond that was t
the nation an interview with former president bill clinton plus tea party politics. president obama will be joining former president bill clinton this week as the former president convenes his global initiatives conference, looking for solutions to the world's most pressing problems. we'll talk to the former president on that, and we'll get his take on the current state of american politics. then we'll turn to the uproar on the right, not since alice in wonderland has the tea party gotten the atepgs it's getting these days in american politics. we'll bring in two voices on the right, columnist and former bush administration official michael gerson and the g.o.p.'s legendary strategist and former reagan advisor ed roll ins to talk about the tea party movement and where it's going. i'll have a final thought on how democrats may have missed an opportunity to find a compromise on the tax cut debate. but first bill clinton on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >
clinton. remember, bill clinton was part of a drug network and drug dealers in arkansas. bill clinton was somehow involved in the murder of an individual. when you looked at these guys, it was all about delegitimizing. >> it worked. it did weaken the clinton presidency. >> it did. but it didn't work. it ultimately didn't work. he was elected two terms. during his term we created millions of jobs. middle class folks actually saw their incomes go up. you saw a change in our foreign policy. we were respected. i mean, so, it didn't work. and it won't work this time. it will work if we're silent. >> don't miss "the rachel maddow show" weeknights at 9:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> families who believe their loved ones were in their final resting places at arlington national cemetery have just learned that's not the case. at least two people were buried in wrong graves. remains have been exhumed from the military cemetery following an army report detailing mismanagement that led to the mishandling of over 200 graves. a later senate report put that number up to 6,600. >>> in an nbc news exclusive,
equals politics, and our update. bill clinton back on the campaign trail and drawing crowds. now he's stumping for fellow democrats, and president obama is also helping out. he's giving his party millions of dollars from his old campaign funds, and newt gingrich is in i way. deputy political director paul steinhauser part of the best team on television joining us from washington. what's happening? >> brand new on the ticker this morning, let's start with bill clinton. you know what, he's coming to atlanta, georgia, today, and tennessee, nashville. he'll be campaigning for the democrats' gubernatorial nominee in atlanta and helping out the democrats' senate nominee down there. last night he was in arkansas helping out blanche lincoln, the senator facing a tough election. these are all conservative moderate states where president obama is not so popular, but bill clinton seems to be the rock star. you'll see a lot of him on the campaign trail. talking about obama, you mentioned the headline, yeah, i confirmed earlier this morning that the president is going to transfer $4.5 million fr
president bill clinton has been visiting northern ireland to voice his continued support for the peace process and to try to promote economic growth. >> and bill clinton is so popular in northern ireland they treat him like an old friend. they even bring along old family photos. >> she looks good there. what is your name? >> this was not just a social occasion. he came to give a lecture about peace. >> i ask you to be upstanding for our great friend, william jefferson clinton. >> he said the ability of northern ireland if former political enemies to work together was setting an example for the rest of the world. >> whenever people say we cannot do it in the middle east, we cannot do it somewhere else, we just throw up northern ireland. working on the irish peace process was one of the two or three great owners of my life, and i think all of you for proving that peace is possible. [applause] >> when he was president, he visited northern ireland in the early days of the peace process. he then came back again. and then again. today's visit was relatively low key. the crowd is much smaller
for ronald reagan showing americans what is really at stake. bill clinton targets republican women. why did "saturday night live" target christine o'donnell and not her bearded marxist opponent? coming up. what's her advantage? it's speedy alka-seltzer. alka-seltzer plus. rushes relief for all-over, achy colds. the official cold medicine of the u.s. ski team. alka-seltzer plus. >> sean: senator flip-flop says uninformed voters are to blame. >> we have an electorate that doesn't always pay attention to what is going on. so, you know people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than by the facts or the truth, what is happening. >> sean: i think the american people deserve more credit than that, senator. after all, they were smart enough not to elect you back in 2004. [ male announcer ] you're at the age where you don't get thrown by curve balls. ♪ this is the age of knowing how to get things done. ♪ so why would you let something le erectile dysfunction get in your way? isn't it time you talked to your doctor about viagra? 20 million men already have. ♪ with every age comes responsib
to rip the top off a fight between two top democrats. injury brown and bill clinton. let me finish tonight with the inspiring sight i saw this weekend in front of independence hall. let's start with newt gingrich's tribal attack on the president. "newsweek's" is an msnbc political analyst. and also an msnbc political analyst. i think you have to go back to almost pagan rights to find this kind of commentary by a al major american official. talking about obama basically being a kenyan, anticolonial-type who's operated as his father's pawn. he's accusing him of conning us to elect him president. what do you make of newt, howard? >> i've been covering newt for many years. he's a bomb thrower. he's a guy who knows the weak point to attack. what's interesting to me here is he feels free to say anything at this point. it's a kind of free fire zone within the conservative movement. and newt, who's always trying tu say the most outrageous thing and that goes back many, many years, now has moved from saying outrageous things about the ethics of the house members in the democratic leadership
represented the district since 1969. who has represented the district since 1969. >>> bill clinton endorsing jerry >>> bill clinton endorsing jerry brown, the democratic candidate talks if israel does not extend its ban on jewish settlement construction in the west bank. that is due to expire here this month. >>> dutch police say they have arrested and fined an american pilot who was drunk and about to take off with a jet full of passengers. officials have not identified the pilot or his airline, but charge at the top of the n krcht aa to drop the satank money any? >> plus harry reid spent tuesday just as sued expect him to, defeating with lady gaga. their in-creditabcredible back when way too early comes back. >>> 5:45 in the morning. our nation's capital, washington, d.c. by the way, we, way too early and morning joe, will be there and morning joe, will be there tomorrow for the health on. we have a tropical storm making landfall in mexico morning. this is karl. popped up yesterday in a hurry and now it's heading in to mexico and then it will be in the gulf of mexico and then hitting mexic
words from the formerte preside of t united states, bill clinton. >>> and calling a candidate in delaware nasty names. she may have the last word in tomorrow's primary with a lot of help from the tea party movement. >>> i'm brian todd in wilmington, delaware. after successes, the tea party movement set i sights cearly on this state. a candidate who's made a titan of state politics sweat out his primary. i'll have that story coming up. to everyone who wants to go to college and everyone who started college bunever finished... to late bloomers... full-time moms... and everyone who is good at something but wants to be great. welcome to kaplan university. the university that's changing the face of education... to undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees... degrees that can give you a leg up... in a tough job market... in aob mart... welcome. welcome to kaplan university. call kaplan university now or visit us on-line to take our free learning assessment. el and my dog bailey and i love to hang out in the kitchen. you love the aroma of beef tenderloin, don't you? in you inspired a v
in the midterm elections. on sunday's "meet the press" bill clinton and colin powell both weighed in on how to deal with the tea party's support. >> first of all, i think a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. they want to see some help for ordinary people. i get that. the question is what are the specifics? what really matters is what we're going to do. and right now they've elected a lot of people who are articulate and attractive. but it's not clear what their specifics are. >> it may appeal to the fringe elements of the party, but i don't think it appeals to all republicans. and i don't think it appeals to the whole country. this kind of chatter. he's a kenyan channeler and all that sort of stuff makes a lot of news. you'll find governor palin and others on the right side of the political spectrum along with the tea party movement are getting a lot of attention, a lot of news and making a lot of news. but i don't think anybody should grab that and think that's the entire country. >> christie, it's not the entire country, it may be a si
the adaptability of the president. everybody knows that harry truman and bill clinton confronted congress and made a lot of pay out of those confrontations. but what people oftentimes forget is over those present also gave a lot of ground. sometimes not better job at -- voluntarily. but in bill clinton's case particular he made a concerted effort to move towards republican, at least rhetorically and sometimes even substantively. so that he confronts it part of time but he also was flexible and was able to declare the era of big government is over, signed welfare of forming even endorsed in theory the principle of a balanced budget prior to the next presidential election. hoover and grover cleveland on the other hand were much more rigid and really not able to make those kind of accommodations to the new majority. can obama make those kind of accommodations? we don't know. unless the republicans gain a majority we won't have a chance to find out, but i have a suspicion based on his conduct so far that he may not be as adaptable as bill clinton. he may be more rigid than bill clinton, and not as abl
at a deadline at construction freeze two hours away. >> julie: first bill clinton hitting the campaign trail in a big way crisscrossing the northeast trying to give democratic candidates a boost at the midterm elections. molly is live in fountain, mass mass where the former president is lending his name to congressman barney franks. >> that is why, barney frank a 30-year incumbent, democrats bringing in the big guy here, big guns trying to make sure that the voters go to poll on election day. this mass mass, things have changed. this was once democratic stronghold but because of scott brown, they say the campaign is taking nothing for granted. barney franks welcoming the president as he got up on stage rallying all the supporters that came here today. he's been criticized actually for bringing in president clinton. they claim he is a little bit vulnerable. he said i am fighting for every single water. sean is his competitor. he is marine and businessman. he says he thinks it's time for change and their polling numbers he is within striking distance. here is what sean has to say about the fra
week, she took the front line job. peace in the middle east. this week, bill clinton joined hands with obama touting him in advance of the midterm elections. could there be a stronger role for the clintons after the election? we've got arianna huffington to help with the alliance. is the quote still taboo? we're talking christine o'donnell. our friend bill mahr rebroadcast a clip of o'donnell from the show in which she said she once dabbled in witchcraft. what will the voters of delaware make of that? that said, extremist rhetoric was the official language this weekend. dale peterson said things like, president obama hates america. you know, the usual stuff. this hatred has gotten far out. so far, how the democrats going to fight with it. how about newt gingrich? he's out with the kool-aid and sounding like a paranoid, or is he, or just pretending to fire up his brand name. let me finish with what i saw in the town hall. we begin with the obama clinton coalition. arianna huffington, her new book, and howard fineman. let's go to arianna. it's enormous. everybody goes there. >> i th
that would mean an opportunity to compromise, like bill clinton did. to his credit he went along kicking and screaming, but he did it. i don't see that pragmatic side in obama i think obama is a radical. i think obama is a rigid ideologue. >> bill clinton has gotten close -- has gotten close to clinton. >> sean: i think clinton hates him. clinton has never gotten over the racial comment. >> i think right now, bill clinton sees the problem and he's out campaigning for democrats. he's become the most effective campaigning in the democratic party. >> sean: russ feingold doesn't want to be anywhere near him. what does that say? >> interestingly, his approval ratings are down, so politicians are going to not want to be close to him. >> sean: you really want this segment to end, don't you? >>. whatting you sometimes is like scratching a blackboard but this isn't too bad. his personal ratings are still good it is the approval rating. >> sean: 30s on the economy, nearly 30s on personal approval according to rasmussen. 66% saying america is on the decline. intensity generic ballot at a 68 year hi
dream than barney frank. >> former president bill clinton heads to new england to rally support for democrats from connecticut to maine. so, what could a visit mean for some key interim races? plus, ♪ ♪ that's where i want to be >> the tea party is beverly hills? why the political movement is now taking on santa monica boulevard and hollywood names lending star power to the event. a return to the pulpit bringing thunderous applause and a fiery response to a shock being sex scandal. pastor eddie long for the first time dispensing himself before thousands of followers. (cheers) >> this, at the new birth missionary baptist church this morning outside atlanta. long, now vowing to battle lawsuits from four men in the past week, accusing him of using his leadership role to push them into sexual relationships. >> this is they think i'm going to fight. and i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i've got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> julie: the accusers say they were teenagers when it happened and police so far are sitting this one
to be running back and forth to places. president bill clinton will be on the show later this morning. and we have a lot to talk about this morning. >> we do. you go first. >> we saw "waiting for superman" yesterday. actually the story dovetails nicely with the newark story today that's in the news. but wow. you walk out of it feeling really twisted up and angry. >> willie, we were all there, and i knew how it was going to end. people were telling me about the lottery for these poor kids trying to get into good schools and the parents, and even knowing how it was going to end just everybody broke down crying at the end. you just sat there knowing you were watching a personal tragedy unfold. >> in your own country, in our world. >> thinking about that all night after we saw it. the metaphor of the lottery balls, the fact that a child's education rests on a ball being plucked out of a bin is so outrageous, you have to see this movie. >> i work very hard, as you know. >> you do. >> because i'm naturally sort of an energetic guy. i stay calm. i learned that you try not to cast moral aspersions in
. bush and bill clinton, two -- and you go into great detail in the book -- two very different personalities. very different perspectives in terms of governing. >> yeah, i try to in my observations about president clinton and president bush. obviously i worked with them closely. they both became close personal friends. no great insight they are completely different people. but they've still got that -- you see why they won an election and why they won two terms. and they have a -- i saw both close up. bill clinton particularly over kosovo which was a really difficult decision he had to take. and of course with president bush after september 11th. the one thing that comes out to me about american presidents, and i would say the same about president obama is that there is this sense that you have, and i know this sounds odd, you would say surely yes of course politicians should be like that. i think all of them had that any the final analysis they would put the country first. you may say, of course that's what they are elected to do. when you have met many world leaders that's no
a big special interest, corporate interest they never liked. >> let me bring bill clinton into this conversation. and john avalon, i'll give you a chance. this is what former president clinton had to say about the tea party today. listen to this. >> in their purist form, the tea partiers are saying, i've been let down by big business and big government. the funders of the tea party movement, tend to be pretty far right extremists who want -- their goal is to destroy the power of government to mediate the power of corporations. >> so, john, avalon, again, he said to take down the power of government and essentially increase the power, his point, of corporations. does he have a point? >> i agree with him on the first point. it's about anger in government and big business. bill clinton is one of the smartest strategists out there, especially on the democratic side. these groups that are funding the tea party movement, it's important to appreciate that they pump up the tea party movement. if the tea party movement wasn't a genuine uprising, these folks' money wouldn't make any
the former prident, bill clinton. we'll talk about his global initiative conference that's under way in new york city and a lot more. stand by for that interview tomorrow in "the situation room." thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king, usa" starts right now. >>> thanks, wolf. good evening, everyone. the newest sensation in american politics, the tea party senate candidate, christine o'donnell, is making her case to voters in delaware as her supporters complain loudly that she is being held to a different standard than democrats who have said or done controversial things in their past. in o'donnell's case the latest controversy involves a brief dabbling in witchcraft. she is joking about it now but we'll debate whether it's a lasting campaign issue. first, though, a rude awakening of sorts today for president obama. his team thinks the more he can talk directly to average americans about the economy between now and election day, the more he can make the case that things are slowly getting better. in a televised town hall put together by cnbc, mr.
. in the first term of the obama presidency, a lot of people look back to 1994, the first midterm of bill clinton. others go back to 1980, the first of ronald reagan. republicans lost some seats in that election. then in 1948 when reagan was running for re-election, if you turned on the tv, you saw this. >> it's morning again in america. today, more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country's history. >> that was then. some of the people behind those ads then say it's mourning in america. trying to put the democrats on the defensive. listen here. >> there's mourning in america. today, 15 million men and women won't have the opportunity to go to work. business is shuttered. 2,900 families will have their homes foreclosed by nightfall. >> that's an ad by fred smith, the republican admaker. it's a modest ad, about $400,000 on cable to start. they said they might put more money behind it. a dreary, dreary message. republican group, i assume, trying to get everybody on the left depressed and everybody on right motivated. >> i've been -- reagan a lot, doing a book on him. i don't be
, that many reporters in the judiciary committee since bill clinton's impeachment. >> surreal moment for a serious issue, dana. thanks very much. >>> new evidence coming in to "the situation room" that voters' great expectations for the obama presidency are being dashed. >>> and striking new poll numbers just weeks before critical midterm elections. >>> should evangelicals be allowed to sing the praises of christianity at a u.s. army base. complaints of a concert set for tomorrow. we'll update you on what's going on. >>> big brother is watching new yorkers even more now than ever before. we're going to bring you an update on the controversy over cameras placed around the city. stay with us. you're in "the situation room." (announcer) everything you need to stretch out on long trips. residence inn. and my dog bailey and i love to hang out in the kitchen. you love the aroma of beef tenderloin, don't you? you inspired a very special dog food. [ female announcer ] chef michael's canine creations. chef inspired. dog desired. >>> iconic image. barack obama celeb rating an historic victory
: on the politics end. bill clinton promised democrats if they only voted for this bill it would become popular before the election. is he going have to offer a lot of the people jobs at his foundation? >> bill clinton led them down the garden path as did barack obama. this was perhaps the greatest political miscalculation in the last 50 years, this thing is not selling and, yeah, he is going to have to offer them jobs. >> the line is going to be long. when we come back, the latest salvos in the battle over school reforms, the movement, get the boost as al gore's movie director sets his sights on the teachers union, but they have the school chief michelle reed in their sights. will she hold on to her job? . look at all this stuff foffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, tho. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. th is easy. best news i've hed all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not
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radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. how many does he get? bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. at least in the rust belt states for 2010. but ask yourself this, how appropriate is it clinton to backseat driving obama when he used to bristle the same thing happening to him in 1994. also, finish the following sentence. the tea party is "a," tearing apart the republican party or "b"," energizing the gop and opening up an enthusiasm gap. with democrats, the answer that may tell us a lot about what happens in november. you think republicans say nasty things about each other? wait until you hear about eliot spitzer that wants his own job back. that's in the side show. the side show is the lead today. the politics editor for msnbc.com. we have to start with what happened on capitol hill. it's with a michigan kangman and stephen colbert today. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee rom and submit your application in writing. >> i'm here by request from the chairwoman. >> that is correct. >> thank you very much. that's
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